The Siamese Tiger Fish Datnioides microlepis has been a standard in the aquarium industry for decades. It is a large, very attractive, deep bodied aquarium fish.

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Kottelat, – Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 5 3: A group setting 5 or more is needed to disperse any aggressive behavior. They do not travel well and can be tricky to stabilise post-import, often refusing to feed and continuously exhibiting a colour pattern indicative of stress but also displayed at night. Sexual differences Sexual differences are unknown. Gold Datnoid are very resilient once established in a tank. But I wonder where can I find that Siamese tiger fish.

Gold Datnoid are fairly hardy fish when mature, but are subject to the same diseases as other tropical fish.

Nelson, Fishes of the WorldWiley, They are best maintained singly or in a group of 5 or more individuals. The young will eat zooplankton, but as they mature their diet becomes fish fry and small fishes, small shrimps, crabs, worms, and insect larvae. However they can easily be distinguished with a bit of microlepia observation.


Siamese Tiger Fish, Datnioides microlepis, Indonesian Tiger Fish, Gold Datnoid

Mansor, – Check List 8 3: Was an adoption situation so any info would be cool. Fish from Southeast Asia will normally have 5 bars and the ones from Borneo and Sumatra will usually have 6 to 7 bars.

They can also be difficult to feed. Add Your Animal Story. Depending upon the geographic location, they can have between 5 and 7 bars.

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. In the aquarium their main diet consists of smaller fish although they can sometimes be coaxed into eating shrimp, worms or insects. One look at their large mouth datnioodes tell you that small tank mates will disappear quickly. Social Behaviors The Siamese Tiger Fish are non-aggressive towards other species but will sometimes quarrel among themselves.

Estimates of some properties based on models Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Kottelat, – Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 20 1: However they need a large tank to live in and these fish demand pristine waters.

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Foods and Feeding Indonesian Tiger Fish are primarily carnivores. The origin of this fish can be determined by the number of bars on the fish.


If you want to keep more, you will need a very large aquarium and it is suggested to keep several. Sump systems also work well, and the heater can be housed within. They come from the coastal rivers and swamps of southeastern Asia. Reproduction Unrecorded in captivity. A special order may be required to get one. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Has the deepest body of any species of Coius2.

Floating plants and some sturdy aquatic plants set in the substrate can offer a mirolepis of seclusion and also help to provide subdued lighting.

Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong.

Siamese Tiger Fish

Anything you add to your tank can bring disease to your tank. Tao – Micrplepis am looking for Datnioides Pulcher. Even though the price remains relatively high, the popularity of this Gold Datnoid endures. Also feeds on crabs, worms and insect larvae Ref.